We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery across all areas of our Company, as well as in our supply chains. We are committed to ensuring that we are not connected to modern slavery in any way.
This statement is made within our Policy in acknowledgement of obligations in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Policy sets out the steps that Triage has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Triage has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity, openness, and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business or our supply chain.
Triage operates several programmes on behalf of the UK Governments providing support, training, work preparation and job applications to help people in receipt of benefits progress back into work. Our network of delivery centres is based in Scotland and the Northeast of England, and we work closely with employers to provide them with people who are trained and ready for work. We design and deliver bespoke training and work placements to address the individual needs of employers to ensure we can supply them with the right people for the job.
Another integral part of Triage’s innovative approach to recruitment is that we support both employers and the people they recruit once they have moved back into work. A tailored package for employers may include work placements, training and appropriate qualifications for people employed through our programmes.
We are committed to supporting people back into work and building strong relationships within our local communities and local and national employers.
We do not have a global supply chain.
A contracts register is maintained by the Company Operations Director. Our procurement is carried out in accordance with applicable procurement regulations, which is overseen by the Chief Executive and Operations Director.
We aim to work in partnership with all our subcontractors, employers, suppliers, stakeholders, and other business partners to ensure that they share and work towards our opposition to slavery and human trafficking and we expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
As part of our commitment to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking, we have in place systems to:
Our Company Audit and Compliance team involving auditors, quality and compliance and finance departments, will monitor our processes and report on any associated issues to the Operations Director that come to light.
We have assessed our risk of exposure to slavery and human trafficking as low.
We aim to work in partnership with all our subcontractors, employers, suppliers, stakeholders, and other business partners to ensure that they share and work towards our opposition to slavery and human trafficking. To manage this, as part of our business processes, we will include, where appropriate, specific prohibitions on the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
We operate several internal policies to ensure that we are conducting our business in an ethical, open, and transparent manner. These include:
Our Anti-Slavery Policy is available to all our staff via the company network.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. Employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our organisation, supply chains or employers recruiting our clients at the earliest possible stage.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our Company, with employers and our supply chains, we will provide training for our staff. All staff will be required to participate in training to better understand the risks.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in employer networks, our supply chains we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We will know the effectiveness of the steps we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if no reports are received from employees, the public or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
This statement and policy have been approved by Triage Board of Directors.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This policy is subject to an annual review cycle, to ensure it remains fit for purpose.